Sean Jones (singer/songwriter)

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Sean Jones
Sean Jones Sings the Star Spangled Banner.jpg
Background information
Birth name Sean Jones
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Soul, adult contemporary
Occupations Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1999–presents

Sean Jones is a Toronto born singer/songwriter. Jones currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Sean Jones referred to here is a different person than Sean Jones the Pittsburgh Jazz musician.

Musical career[edit]

On July 26, 2005, Jones released his first major-label album with the male vocal quintet pop group In Essence, for BMG Records. In Essence has won a Juno award and a MuchMusic Video award.

In Essence’s first album garnered two hit singles and videos. The group won both R&B video of the Year at Much Music, and R&B recording at the Juno Awards. But despite their success, Sean, an intensely focused performer, was hearing something more in his heart and something deeper in his music, and within a year, In Essence disbanded.[1]

In October 2008, Jones opened for Pavlov's Dog Orchestra at Tattoo Rock Parlour in Toronto. He also showcased at Opera House as a performer during Toronto Indie Music Week in September 2008.

In early 2009 Jones toured Canada with Divine Brown.

In summer 2009 Jones was featured beside Flemingdon Park rapper JB in the song "Ready or Not"[2]

Currently he is working on his first full-length solo album that, like his show, chronicles the ebb and flow of relationships and will take listeners on a musical journey through some of their favorite classic love songs.

Education[edit]

Jones attended Clarkson Secondary School and York University and then began his singing career in Toronto with BMG Music in the RnB group, In Essence that featured Sean Jones ("Smooth") and fellow Toronto singer/songwriter Dru

Jones' in regards to his career[edit]

“Everywhere you go they say the digital world makes an even playing field for independent artists. ... I want to send [my fans] fresh songs, and remixes and video blogs as often as I can... for me it’s all about playing live as much as possible and we will load the great shows online too.” says Jones.

“We’ve coined the sound "soul over rock" because my delivery still has a strong Soul influence yet ... the tracks really move ... the feel is not urban but rather a fusion of soul and R&B vocals.” says Jones.

Charity work[edit]

Jones is the official spokesperson for the newly formed AKW charity which builds schools for disabled children in Kabul. Jones is also working on developing a new program for music education in Canadian schools and plans to reach out to CARAS to help make it happen. In early 2009, Jones hosted a charity event entitled "Hopes Springs Eternal."

Political views[edit]

Jones released an online video of his song Wounded edited with Barack Obama’s National Democratic Convention speech. In regards to his political views, Jones has stated:

“Watching Obama’s speech as I embark on this solo music career, it really hit me that anything is possible in my life time. I can create music that means something to people and makes them tap into their own ideas about love. I’ve truly been blessed with this opportunity; I’ve always said my purpose in life was to bring a little love to a world that desperately needs it."

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs and other releases[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result
2002 Juno Award - Best RnB/Soul Recording (group: In Essence) Win
2003 Much Music Video Awards - Best RnB Video Win
2003 SOCAN#1 Award - Friend Of Mine Win
2003 Canadian Radio Music Awards - 2 categories Nominated

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